South Bay Digs • April 20, 2012

The year was 1990, the summer I graduated college and packed up my car and moved to Hermosa Beach. The sun, surf and beach vibe was a dream come true for a twenty two year old looking to start his post college life. It was a different Hermosa then – my friends and I would hang out and watch bands at the Lighthouse Café, grab schooners at the HBYC, drop into the Poop Deck after a day at the beach, listen to DJ Roy at BBC (upstairs at Besties) and always be cruising the Strand…those were the days!
digs, south bay digs, magazine, issue 36, april 20, 2011

What’s Inside…

On The Cover
Page 22

Under the Manhattan Beach Sun Photography by Paul Jonason.

Home of the Week
Page 21

5 Diamond Luxury Residence.

Publisher’s Muse
Page 22

Meet Me at the Lighthouse Cafe.

Spotlight: Hermosa Beach
Page 51

From Sand Dunes to Surfers Walk of Fame.

Dig This
Page 26

Luke Lamp Co.

Local Nuggets
Page 62


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